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Sprucing Up for Smiles: Volunteer Cleaning Day at Gerald Fitzpatrick Home

GRT-I volunteering at Gerald Fitzpatrick house for the elderly.

As part of our community engagement efforts, the GRT-Inspired team, along with 11 Community Engagement Student volunteers, dedicated 9th May 2024 to assisting with cleaning at the Gerald Fitzpatrick Home in Bertrams. This facility now houses 75 elderly residents, including those from recently closed old age homes in Hillbrow and Berea.

Upon arrival, the staff warmly welcomed us and guided us to areas needing attention. The team was divided to tackle various cleaning tasks with provided materials:

  • Kitchen: Wiping down fridges, walls, and doors.
  • Bathrooms: Washing sinks and mopping floors.
  • Outdoor Areas: Cleaning garden spaces and walkways by removing debris and sweeping paths.
GRT-I showing up for the elderly.

The staff and residents expressed heartfelt gratitude for our efforts. We appreciated the opportunity to support the elderly and look forward to future community engagement activities.

Hygiene Made Fun!

Interactive session with pre-scholars

The GRT-I node continues to show its commitment to bettering the lives of the poor in their community. We identify gaps in the community, no matter how little to make to provide an education and make an impact.

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Covid Sampling

24th April 2021 was an exciting day for all teams as GRT-INSPIRED became a live project. Fieldworkers took to the field, signalling our first step outside of planning rooms and Covid lockdowns.

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